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Guest

I would like to configure my domain PCs to always leave the NIC on. Windows
XP turns the NIC off after a while to save power. I occasionally need to
access PCs after hours for maintenance, I find that people who left early and
not used the computer, the NIC shuts itself off (even though the machine is
on)

Is there some way I can stop it from shutting off? Group Policy, registry
edits, utility?

Thanks.
 
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Wesley Vogel

Device Manager.

Open Device Manager...
Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters | Double click the adapter |
Power Management tab | UNCheck: Allow the computer to turn off this device
to save power | OK | Close Device Manager

[[Specifies whether the operating system turns off the selected device if
that device is able to be turned off. If the device is busy doing
something, however, (servicing a call, for example), the operating system
will not shut down the device. The operating system will try to shut down
every possible device only when it is hibernating. Some devices must stay
on at all times. If you need the device to stay on at all times, do not
check this box.]]

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
 
G

Guest

I don't think I phrased my question correctly.

I understand how to turn it off individually, I am wondering if there is a
way I can automate it, or somehow do it autmatically?

I have 100+ machines I would like to set it for, and would prefer not to
touch each one.

Thanks...


Wesley Vogel said:
Device Manager.

Open Device Manager...
Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters | Double click the adapter |
Power Management tab | UNCheck: Â Allow the computer to turn off this device
to save power | OK | Close Device Manager

[[Specifies whether the operating system turns off the selected device if
that device is able to be turned off. If the device is busy doing
something, however, (servicing a call, for example), the operating system
will not shut down the device. The operating system will try to shut down
every possible device only when it is hibernating. Some devices must stay
on at all times. If you need the device to stay on at all times, do not
check this box.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
I would like to configure my domain PCs to always leave the NIC on.
Windows XP turns the NIC off after a while to save power. I
occasionally need to access PCs after hours for maintenance, I find
that people who left early and not used the computer, the NIC shuts
itself off (even though the machine is on)

Is there some way I can stop it from shutting off? Group Policy,
registry edits, utility?

Thanks.
 
W

Wesley Vogel

NFI.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
I don't think I phrased my question correctly.

I understand how to turn it off individually, I am wondering if there
is a way I can automate it, or somehow do it autmatically?

I have 100+ machines I would like to set it for, and would prefer not
to touch each one.

Thanks...


Wesley Vogel said:
Device Manager.

Open Device Manager...
Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters | Double click the adapter |
Power Management tab | UNCheck: Â Allow the computer to turn off
this device to save power | OK | Close Device Manager

[[Specifies whether the operating system turns off the selected
device if that device is able to be turned off. If the device is
busy doing something, however, (servicing a call, for example), the
operating system will not shut down the device. The operating
system will try to shut down every possible device only when it is
hibernating. Some devices must stay on at all times. If you need
the device to stay on at all times, do not check this box.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
I would like to configure my domain PCs to always leave the NIC on.
Windows XP turns the NIC off after a while to save power. I
occasionally need to access PCs after hours for maintenance, I find
that people who left early and not used the computer, the NIC shuts
itself off (even though the machine is on)

Is there some way I can stop it from shutting off? Group Policy,
registry edits, utility?

Thanks.
 
G

Guest

How long a period of inactivity is it before Windows powers the NIC off?



Wesley Vogel said:
NFI.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
I don't think I phrased my question correctly.

I understand how to turn it off individually, I am wondering if there
is a way I can automate it, or somehow do it autmatically?

I have 100+ machines I would like to set it for, and would prefer not
to touch each one.

Thanks...


Wesley Vogel said:
Device Manager.

Open Device Manager...
Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters | Double click the adapter |
Power Management tab | UNCheck:  Allow the computer to turn off
this device to save power | OK | Close Device Manager

[[Specifies whether the operating system turns off the selected
device if that device is able to be turned off. If the device is
busy doing something, however, (servicing a call, for example), the
operating system will not shut down the device. The operating
system will try to shut down every possible device only when it is
hibernating. Some devices must stay on at all times. If you need
the device to stay on at all times, do not check this box.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In Wayne <Wayne@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
I would like to configure my domain PCs to always leave the NIC on.
Windows XP turns the NIC off after a while to save power. I
occasionally need to access PCs after hours for maintenance, I find
that people who left early and not used the computer, the NIC shuts
itself off (even though the machine is on)

Is there some way I can stop it from shutting off? Group Policy,
registry edits, utility?

Thanks.
 
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Wesley Vogel

Depends on the settings in Power Options Properties | Power Schemes tab.
Start | Run | Type: powercfg.cpl | Click OK

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
How long a period of inactivity is it before Windows powers the NIC
off?



Wesley Vogel said:
NFI.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In
Wayne said:
I don't think I phrased my question correctly.

I understand how to turn it off individually, I am wondering if
there is a way I can automate it, or somehow do it autmatically?

I have 100+ machines I would like to set it for, and would prefer
not to touch each one.

Thanks...


:

Device Manager.

Open Device Manager...
Start | Run | Type: devmgmt.msc | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Network Adapters | Double click the adapter |
Power Management tab | UNCheck:  Allow the computer to turn off
this device to save power | OK | Close Device Manager

[[Specifies whether the operating system turns off the selected
device if that device is able to be turned off. If the device is
busy doing something, however, (servicing a call, for example), the
operating system will not shut down the device. The operating
system will try to shut down every possible device only when it is
hibernating. Some devices must stay on at all times. If you need
the device to stay on at all times, do not check this box.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In Wayne <Wayne@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
I would like to configure my domain PCs to always leave the NIC
on. Windows XP turns the NIC off after a while to save power. I
occasionally need to access PCs after hours for maintenance, I
find that people who left early and not used the computer, the
NIC shuts itself off (even though the machine is on)

Is there some way I can stop it from shutting off? Group Policy,
registry edits, utility?

Thanks.
 
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